In Sukhothai, there is this a small, hidden, and very ancient town of ‘Bang Khlang’ which has recently been found to be even older than the Sukhothai empire. Nestled in the area of Sawankhalok district, the lost city of Bang Khlang played a significant role during the settlement of Sukhothai which was Siam’s primary and most extensive empire that had spawned so many distinctive cultural and historical treasures.
According to an ancient stone inscription at Wat Sri Chum at the Sukhothai Historical Park, BangKhlang was founded at the same period as the more acquainted Sukhothai empire and Si Satchanalai district. Once properly explored, archaeologists Wat Sopha Ram Known and much-revered for an array of holy amulets and sacred items, Wat Sopha Ram is the den of the religious devotees.
Attractions near Sukhothai
Wat Sopha Ram
Known and much-revered for an array of holy amulets and sacred items, Wat Sopha Ram is the den of the religious devotees. Highlights include the magnanimous Sukhothai Buddha and smaller Buddha statues inside and under the base.
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
As the second largest city after Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai played a crucial role during the glory of the empire. Now its historical park is home to over 200 artefacts and ruins of what used to be temples, palaces and homes.
Sukhothai Historical Park
UNESCO World Heritage since 1991, Sukhothai Historical Park portraysSiam’s 13th – 14th century capital in fine monuments of the great civilisation in this well-preserved walled city.